A steel engraving depicting Augustus ' now lost painting of the death of Cleopatra VII in encausticwhich was discovered at Emperor Hadrian 's Villa near TivoliItaly in ;  she is seen here wearing the golden radiant crown of the Ptolemaic rulers an Isis knot corresponding to Plutarch 's description of her wearing the robes of Isis and being bitten by an asp in an act of suicide. The villa was constructed at Tibur modern-day Tivoli as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD. Hadrian is said to have disliked the palace on the Palatine Hill in Romeleading to the construction of the retreat. It was traditional that the Roman emperor had constructed a villa as a place to relax from everyday life.
Known to one and all for its picturesque views and enchanting atmosphere, also widely portrayed in international literature and painting, the Appia Antica Way is witness to the ages with its illustrious monuments. The most impressive funeral monument built along the third mile of the Appia Antica, of which it has become symbolic,was erected on a hill to commemorate the Roman noblewoman who was by birth and marriage connected to two of the most distinguished Roman families of the late Republican age.
Appia Antica - Terme di Caracalla Viale Terme di Caracalla, 52 Among the most imposing and fascinating complexes of ancient Rome, Terme di Caracalla are still impressive today owing to their extensive walls whose ruins are often still considerably high. The largest villa of Roman suburbs overlooked the countryside with its cryptoporticus, lavatories, and small terraced baths, thereby creating a spectacular scenery that has been partly brought to light today.
This archaeological area is the heart of the ancient city. Here you may admire an impressive stratification of historical and artistic memories testifying to the life and development of ancient Rome.
At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for RomaPass holders to get direct access to the monument.
The ticket is valid for two days and allows entry to the Colosseum and exhibitions inside the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill and temporary exhibitions in progress at the Park the museum is excluded.
Built at the site of Nero's lake below his extensive palace the Domus Aurea, and completed by Titus in AD 80, l'Anfiteatro Falvio was the largest arena of the ancient world used by the Romans for gladiatorial combats, and other spectacles until the 6th century.
This section of the Roman forum mark the founding of Rome in the 8th century BC, and later housed Augustus Caesar's official government centres. The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini exhibits paintings and other objects d'art from private collections dating from the 12th and 18th centuries Torlonia, Barberini, Sciarra, Chigias well as acquisitions and bequests.
The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini exhibits paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries, housing in particular seventeenth- and eighteenth-century artists, ancient and modern sculptures, small bronzes and eighteenth-century furniture, thus providing a thorough representation of the Roman, Neapolitan and Bolognese schools of the "Seicento".
Viale delle Belle Arti, Two rooms are temporarily closed for museological upgrading work. Located in the historical building of Fine Artsthe Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna is one of the most important Italian museums dedicated to 19th and 20th century artists.
It is managed by the Maxxi Foundation and houses two museums: A laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, MAXXI hosts exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, and educational projects. Guided tours will allow you to visit a real quarter of Imperial Rome whose state of preservation is still impressive.
Musei Capitolini Piazza del Campidoglio, 1 The most ancient public museum in the world; it houses a considerable quantity of archaeological examples in addition to a significant collection of mediaeval and modern works. Recently, a large glass-walled room was built out of the covering of the Roman Garden to exhibit the original of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, previously located in Piazza del Campidoglio.
To date, this art centre displays Greek and Roman statues and sculptures among the remains of the old engines. Situated in Villa Torlonia's Park, the Museo della Casina delle Civette has among its distinctive feature the stained-glass elements, made between and by Cesare Picchiarini along the lines of the beautiful drawings from Duilio Cambellotti, Umberto Bottazzi and Paolo Paschetto, thus testifying to the high quality reached by the stained-glass art in Rome.
Located in the Villa,which was the home of the Torlonia Family first and Benito Mussolini afterwards from tothis restored building hosts the Museo della Villa, featuring period sculptures and furnishings, and the Museo della Scuola Romana, well-known for the paintings and drawings of the artists belonging to that school.
A multimedia andmulti-sense journey through precious historical collections of animals from all over theworld, including three specimens of extinct species.
Agnelli, 10 The museum is temporarily closed for renovations. Via di Porta S. Sebastiano", the Museo delle Mura displays one of the most captivating expanses of the Aurelian walls erected at the end of the 3rd century AD, thus illustrating the story of these ancient fortifications. The discovery of a large elephant tusk gave way to an archaeological investigation that brought to light a section of an ancient river bed.
Museo di Roma Piazza Navona 2 — piazza San Pantaleo 10 The Museum of Rome, which is located in Palazzo Braschi, houses in its halls and its deposits a variety of collections related to the history of the city.
It hosts artworks that witness the topographic transformations and various aspects of cultural, social and artistic history of Rome from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Museo di Roma in Trastevere Piazza S. Giles' monastery, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere gathers various collections documenting everyday life in Rome between the 18th and the 19th century paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings.
The collections recall the Napoleonic era, the so-called "Roman" period and the second Empire. The ticket office, to which you should only go for this type of ticket, will issue a paper ticket with a double matrix.
A single ticket for 2 entrances. It is now possible to visit the various rooms decorated with frescoes, the prison, the collection of antique weapons, the picture gallery and the Papal apartments.
The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia is housed in the grand building once residence of the Venetian pope Paul II Barboan art lover and collector and "moral" initiator of the future development of this museum.
Established inthe National Museum has acquired year after year its status as an important museum of decorative arts. The Museo Nazionale Romano houses one of the most important archaeology collections in the world. The items are divided into four different sites: The excavations carried out in the Crypta Balbi revealed the various transformations and utilizations of the place which followed one another from ancient times through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to the Modern Age.
The Museum displays archaeological material from other excavation sites and historical collections of Roman museums. Palazzo Altemps houses the beautiful collection of ancient sculptures started by Cardinal Ludovisi in the 16th century and the antiquities belonging to the Altemps.Ostia Antica Osita Antica is a historical architectural site referred to as one of Rome’s first colonies and as the seaport of ancient Rome.
“Ostia” in Latin means, “mouth”, and Ostia Antica was originally located at the mouth of the Tiber River on the Mediterranean Coast. Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana in Italian) is a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy.A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the property of the Republic of Italy, and has been directed and run by the Polo Museale del Lazio since December This site provides tourist and visitor information for Italy, from Piemonte to Sicily.
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Here is a historical introduction to Ostia, the necessary background to understand this website. So far no archaeological remains have been found in or near Ostia dating from this period.
built a new town to the east of Roman Ostia: Gregoriopolis, at the spot of the modern village Ostia Antica.
Here the church of S. Aurea, a martyr from. This website is dedicated to Ostia, the harbour city of ancient Rome. Here you will find information, or links to information, for professional archaeologists and historians, and for students of Roman archaeology and history. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With wonderful palaces, thousand-year-old churches, grand Romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals.